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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a …

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

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Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in …

US, Canada promise due process for arrested Chinese executive

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The United States and Canada on Friday promised a fair judicial process for a Chinese executive arrested in Vancouver on …

Book Proust gave to his lover sells for world record 1.5 million euros

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A copy of Marcel Proust's "Swann's Way" which he dedicated to his "little darling", sold for 1.51 million euros ($1.7 …

Trump taps budget head Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

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Donald Trump announced Friday that his budget director Mick Mulvaney will step in as acting chief of staff to replace …

Nigerian military lifts ban on UNICEF in restive northeast

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The Nigerian military lifted a ban on UNICEF operations in the ravaged northeast late Friday after earlier suspending …

Growth worries, Brexit fog send global stocks lower

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Wall Street led stock markets lower across the globe on Friday after data showed weakness in the Chinese and eurozone …

De Bruyne's injury woe could be blessing in disguise, says Guardiola

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Kevin De Bruyne's injury problems this season may turn out to be a blessing in disguise because they allowed him to …

How Liverpool left Man Utd trailing in their wake

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England's two most successful clubs Liverpool and Manchester United head into their first meeting of the season on …

Macron visits Strasbourg as police probe potential accomplices

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French President Emmanuel Macron visited Strasbourg on Friday, a day after police shot dead a gunman who killed four …

Trump says 'big' China deal possible after US pressure

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President Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing's …

Trump knew hush money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

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US President Donald Trump knew it was wrong to order election-eve payments to two women who claimed to have had affairs …

May leaves EU summit still seeking Brexit reassurance

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British Prime Minister Theresa May left the EU summit on Friday exactly as she had arrived -- promising talks to extract …

France dismisses IS claim for Strasbourg Christmas bloodshed

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France's interior minister on Friday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that a gunman who killed four people …

US, Canada meet amid standoff with China

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The United States and Canada met Friday for high-level talks amid a showdown with China, which has voiced fury over the …

US-backed forces expel IS from east Syria hub

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Kurdish-led forces seized the Islamic State's main hub of Hajin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed …

Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

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Chelsea have promised to take the "strongest possible action" against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic …

Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdown

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Sri Lanka's strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son …

China to suspend extra tariffs on US cars, parts

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China pressed on with its trade war truce with the United States on Friday, announcing it will suspend extra tariffs …

Jazz legend Nancy Wilson dead at 81

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Nancy Wilson, a Grammy-winning singer who performed everything from jazz ballads to pop songs during a career spanning …

UK's May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

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British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her …

Storm over Brexit troubles Scottish fishermen

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In the small Scottish fishing village of Pittenweem, residents are worried the political wrangling in London is pushing …

Strasbourg reopens Christmas market after gunman killed

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A relieved Strasbourg prepared to reopen its popular Christmas market on Friday after French police shot dead the gunman …

US-backed expel IS from east Syria hub

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Kurdish-led forces seized the Islamic State's main hub of Hajin Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly US-backed …

China economy shows weakness as consumers ease up on spending

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Chinese consumer spending grew at its slowest pace in 15 years and factories eased up in November, official data showed …

US-backed forces retake IS hub in east Syria: monitor

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Kurdish-dominated forces backed by air strikes by a US-led coalition retook full control of a key jihadist hub in …

In Pakistan public education suffocates under surging population

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At the Tanjai Cheena school in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into makeshift classrooms where plastic tarps serve …

Life on the shelf: China's bachelors saving face, cash with Mekong brides

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Divorced, in his 40s and fearing a solitary future, Zhou Xinsen went online like thousands of other Chinese men to find …

Dead stag installed at former US base in South Korea

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A stuffed deer stands in a former US ammunition store just outside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas, …

40 years in the making: Five lives changed by China's reforms

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China's "reform and opening up" policy brought monumental changes to society in the world's most populous country since …

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police

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The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the …

Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire for key port at UN talks

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Yemen's warring parties on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire on a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in UN-brokered …

Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

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Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the …

Strasbourg gunman: violent criminal on extremist watchlist

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The 29-year-old gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg before being shot dead by police …

Liverpool face Man Utd test as Man City look to get back into groove

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Jose Mourinho faces a quandary as he prepares Manchester United for a trip to Premier League leaders Liverpool while …

Australia warns citizens ahead of expected Jerusalem move

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Australia on Friday warned citizens to take care while travelling in neighbouring Muslim-majority Indonesia, ahead of an …

With tech exec arrest, Canada squeezed between China, US

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The arrest of a top Chinese tech executive at the request of the US has snared Canada in the middle of a major …

2018: Trump's year of disruption -- and danger ahead

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He came, he disrupted, he declared victory. Ask Donald Trump and he'll tell you 2018 was a roaring success.

AC Milan out of Europe as Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio

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Olympiakos dumped AC Milan out of the Europa League on Thursday after beating the seven-time European champions 3-1 in a …

NY sues Walmart, Target for selling toys with high lead levels

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New York state authorities on Thursday announced a lawsuit against retail giants Walmart and Target for selling …

Police confirm more than 40 victims of US serial killer -- so far

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US investigators have so far confirmed that a 78-year-old drifter -- who could potentially be the most prolific serial …

Research shows dramatic impact of Australian shark culls

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Australian researchers believe they have detected a dramatic decline in shark numbers over the last half century, …

EU leaders rebuff May's plea over Brexit deal

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EU leaders rebuffed a plea by Theresa May on Thursday to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, warning she must …

French police kill Strasbourg Christmas market gunman

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The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the …

France's Houellebecq sings praises of Trump in US magazine

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Tension-stirring French writer Michel Houellebecq on Thursday published a defense of US President Donald Trump, calling …

May urges Europe to set date for post Brexit trade deal

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Theresa May told fellow EU leaders Thursday that she can get their Brexit divorce deal past British lawmakers if they …

Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police

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French police on Thursday shot dead a gunman who had been on the run since killing three people at Strasbourg's popular …

Yemen's warring parties agree Hodeida ceasefire at UN talks

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Yemen's warring parties on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire on a vital port in a series of breakthroughs in UN-brokered …

Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police: source

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French police on Thursday shot dead a gunman who had been on the run since killing three people at Strasbourg's popular …

All Blacks coach Hansen to retire after 2019 World Cup

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen announced Friday that he will retire after next year's World Cup in Japan, saying the …

Israel raids Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

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A Palestinian shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, …

Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew higher than it ever has before on Thursday, surpassing what the US Air …

US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa

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The United States lashed out Thursday at "predatory" Chinese and Russian involvement in Africa as it announced a leaner …

75% of Brazilians think Bolsonaro going in 'right direction': poll

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Three-quarters of Brazilians think their far-right president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro and his incoming government, are …

Israel locks down Ramallah after two soldiers shot dead

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A Palestinian shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, …

French police sweep Strasbourg in hunt for gunman

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Dozens of French police cordoned off an area in southern Strasbourg on Thursday where a gunman who killed three people …

Saudi envoy to US: Yemen deal 'will help bring back security'

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Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly support" an agreement reached on Yemen in UN-brokered peace talks …

Under-fire UNAIDS chief offers to resign in June

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Scandal-plagued UNAIDS head Michel Sidibe offered Thursday to resign in June, following an expert report that said his …

Wounded May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal

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Wounded by a battle with her own MPs, British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Thursday with EU leaders for …

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured

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Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital …

Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks: UN

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UN chief Antonio Guterres announced Thursday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, …

Five dead in West Bank, Jerusalem flareup

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A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, after security forces …

UN chief announces ceasefire for key Yemen port at peace talks

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UN chief Antonio Guterres announced Thursday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, …

Sacking of Sri Lanka parliament illegal: Supreme Court

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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena's sacking of parliament last month was …

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured

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Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital …

French govt urges end to protests after Strasbourg attack

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The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this …

Palestinian kills two Israelis in West Bank shooting: army

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A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, after security forces …

Palestinian shoots dead two Israelis in West Bank: army

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A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded at least two others at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on …

Israel forces kill Palestinian murder suspects as baby laid to rest

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Israeli forces killed two Palestinians overnight in the occupied West Bank after attacks claimed the lives of three …

China probes two Canadians on suspected national security threat

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China confirmed Thursday two Canadians are under investigation on suspicion of endangering the country's national …

Woman slams social media firms for baby ads after stillbirth

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A woman whose child was stillborn has slammed the targeted advertising of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after she …

Japan plans tighter regulation of tech giants

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Japan is planning to tighten regulation of tech giants like Google and Facebook after an expert panel called for better …

Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

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A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such …

China probes Canadian on suspicion of 'harming' national security

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A second Canadian citizen is reportedly being investigated by China on suspicion of endangering national security, …

The daring China rescues bringing Vietnam's trafficked girls home

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Two girls sprint from a hair salon into a car that will lead them back to safety in Vietnam -- a snapshot of the daring …

Canada says second citizen 'missing' in China

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A second Canadian citizen who has been questioned by authorities in China is "presently missing", Canadian officials …

Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time

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Ohid Sarder prises a rusted nail from a tree and drops it into his bucket, another eyesore scrubbed from the countryside …

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one …

French police hunt gunman after Christmas market attack

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Hundreds of French anti-terror police are hunting for a fugitive gunman who attacked Christmas shoppers at a market in …

Home comforts -- and a curfew -- for Huawei exec on bail

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Accused of sanctions busting and forced to abide by a curfew and wear an ankle bracelet as she awaits possible …

US believes Chinese intelligence behind Marriott hack

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The United States said Wednesday that China was behind the massive hack of data from hotel giant Marriott, part of an …

Swanky new Perth Stadium keen to poach Boxing Day or New Year Test

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The boss of Perth's swanky new stadium, which hosts its maiden Test this week, wants it to be used for a Boxing Day or …

US Congress legalizes industrial hemp cultivation

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The US Congress on Wednesday approved the legalization of large-scale hemp cultivation and its removal from a list of …

At least $9bn in insurance claims from California fires

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Insurance claims from the recent devastating California wildfires that killed at least 89 people and destroyed 19,000 …

Brazil 'healer' denies avalanche of sex abuse accusations

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A famous Brazilian "spiritual healer" who has been accused of sexual abuse by hundreds of women who sought treatment …

Lyon reach Champions League last 16, Bayern top group

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Lyon clinched the final Champions League last-16 place as Nabil Fekir's second-half strike grabbed a 1-1 draw against …

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years

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Donald Trump's former lawyer apologized Wednesday for covering up the "dirty deeds" of his ex-boss as he was sentenced …

Race to broker truce as Yemen talks enter final hours

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With just hours left before the close of negotiations, UN mediators rushed to broker a truce Wednesday between …

British PM May wins party confidence vote: official

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a bid by her own MPs to unseat her, winning a confidence motion …

Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as sentenced to three years

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced …

Beijing offers to cut auto tariffs, buy soy: US official

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China has agreed to cut tariffs on autos imported from the United States, and resume soybean purchases, Commerce …

UK PM says will quit by 2022 as she fights to remain leader

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British Prime Minister Theresa May told her MPs on Wednesday she expects to step down before the next scheduled election …

Yemen peace talks in Sweden go down to the wire

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Talks between Yemen's government and Huthi insurgents focused on the country's main airport and port went down to the …

Ex-lawyer blasts Trump as sentenced to three years

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced …

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

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US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was …

UK PM May fights confidence vote over Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday vowed to fight "with everything I've got" a bid by her own party to oust …

France hunts gunman who shouted 'Allahu akbar' in Strasbourg attack

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A fugitive gunman sought by French police over an attack on Christmas shoppers at a market in Strasbourg shouted "Allahu …

102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver

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A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet …

France hunts gunman who cried 'Allahu akbar' in Christmas market attack

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A fugitive gunman who opened fire on Christmas shoppers at a market in Strasbourg,eastern France, shouted "Allahu akbar" …

EU parliament approves huge Japan trade deal

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The European Parliament on Wednesday approved an accord with Japan that has been dubbed the world's biggest trade deal, …

UK PM May defiant in face of leadership challenge over Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight "with everything I've got" an attempt on Wednesday by her own …

Road-racing giant Sky drops bombshell with cycling pull-out

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The future of cycling giant Team Sky was thrown into doubt on Wednesday after British media company Sky announced it was …